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Adding the sparkle to change programmes

When we think of volunteers in the NHS we often think of the incredible people who give their time and energy to running tea trolleys in a hospital. Invaluable though this is, it doesn’t even scratch the surface of the contribution that volunteers make across the whole of the health system in supporting integrated care […]

Diabetes Specialist Nurse Glynis helps Sarah manage Type 2 diabetes into remission

Sarah Morris-Parry’s world was turned upside down when, in 2007 on her 27th birthday, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The now 37-year-old from Leek, Staffordshire has not only achieved remission of the condition but gone on to have two more children after struggling to fall pregnant for 14 years, something she puts down […]

Digital Type 2 diabetes prevention programme helps Jacqueline reduce her risk

Jacqueline Withnall, a 62 year old teacher training tutor from London is “so happy and relieved” that she is no longer at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes after being diagnosed as high risk during a routine blood test appointment and embarking upon the online version of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Jacqueline […]

Improving outcomes for people with diabetes in Sheffield

Since April 2017, NHS England has made £105 million of diabetes transformation funding to improve treatment and care for the 2.8 million adults and children diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes across England. For Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), this funding has enabled: Improved uptake of structured education Increased achievement of the treatment […]

What does the Long Term Plan mean for urgent and emergency care delivery?

The National Director of the Elective and Emergency Care explains how the NHS will deliver on the urgent and emergency care objectives in the Long Term Plan The Long Term Plan published in January this year outlined the NHS’ ambitious commitment to continue the transformation of urgent and emergency care services. Over the next 10 […]

Professor Avril Drummond

@NHS from 16/09/19 to 20/09/19 Twitter handle: @AvrilDrummond1 Patient/Carer or NHS Staff:  Non-Executive Director Condition or job title: Professor of Healthcare Research and occupational therapist Place of treatment/care or workplace: University of Nottingham and University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Hello, my name is Avril and I’m Professor of Healthcare Research in the […]